There’s a crack in everything

Well, to paraphrase as Leonard Cohen sang, “Everything has a crack in it, that’s how the light gets in…” Ring the bells (ring the bells) that still can ringForget your perfect offeringThere is a crack in everything (there is a crack in everything)That’s how the light gets in From Anthem by Leonard Cohen It appearsContinue reading “There’s a crack in everything”

Plaque to Underground Railroad

We hope you will be able to join us for at 11:30 a.m. on November 19, 2019, at The Logan Residences, 899 Queen Street East. The Leslieville Historical Society and The Daniels Corporation will unveil a plaque recognizing the Underground Railroad and the families who made their way to freedom, forming a black community hereContinue reading “Plaque to Underground Railroad”

Austin Avenue’s Ghost Creek

by Joanne Doucette This is a follow up to: https://leslievillehistory.com/austin-avenue-subdivision-549-by-joanne-doucette/ Part 1: Austin Avenue blocked by A Creek Did you know that there was a creek at the east end of Austin Avenue? In 1918, the foreman of George Leslie’s nursery recalled Leslie Creek: a creek … also started near the sandpit and ran throughContinue reading “Austin Avenue’s Ghost Creek”